UW Men's Swimming Finishes Sixth at Pac-10 Championships

March 8, 2003

LONG BEACH, Calif. - - The Washington men's swimming team earned sixth place with 181 points at the final day of competition at the 2003 Men's Pac-10 Swimming Championships at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. Stanford claimed their 22nd consecutive Pac-10 title with 879 points.

Junior and team captain Luke Ekhoff lead the Huskies by capturing second in the 200 breaststroke and earning an automatic NCAA 'A' qualification with a time of 1:56.88, the fastest time for a Husky swimmer this season. Ekhoff hold Washington's 200 breaststroke record of 1:56.13 set in 2002. Junior Philip Davis finished seventh in the same event with a personal season best of 1:59.87.

Junior John Lyssand swam a season best for the Huskies in the 1650 freestyle with a 12th place finish and time of 15:42.40. Sophomore Diogo Bezerra also swam a season best for Washington in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:48.98 and 12th place finish.

The NCAA Women's championships are March 20 - 22 in Auburn, Alabama. The NCAA Men's championships are March 27-29 in Austin, Texas.

Complete results of the 2003 Men's Pac-10 Championships can be found by clicking on the 2003 Pac-10 Championships link under the men's swimming home page at www.gohuskies.com. The final standings are as follows:

1. Stanford 8792. California 730.53. USC 6194. Arizona State 4395. Arizona 392.56. Washington 181

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